A Culture Club concert was postponed at the last minute after the scene was deemed unsafe.
The new wave group, led by Boy George, was scheduled to take the stage at Kenwood House in Hampstead Heath in north London, alongside Bananarama and Lulu, on Saturday, but the show was canceled hours before the start.
A concert by Dave Rodigan’s Outlook Orchestra at the same location on Sunday has also been postponed.
KENWOOD HOUSE SHOWS RETURN THIS WEEKEND
We are devastated to announce that we have to postpone our two sold-out concerts at Kenwood House this weekend 😔 We are so sorry to anyone who wanted to come and enjoy the live music. More info here https://t.co/UJcd42B4Bo pic.twitter.com/Jkck3xU6xw
– Heritage Live (@HeritageLiveGCE) August 21, 2021
A statement on the Heritage Live website, which hosts concerts at English heritage properties including Kenwood House, said: ‘We are devastated to announce that we have to postpone our two sold-out concerts at Kenwood House this week. -end.
“We are so sorry to anyone who wanted to come and enjoy the live music, but we will be rescheduling these shows, so please keep your tickets.
“The bad weather over the past few weeks has caused significant problems that our health and safety advisors have deemed dangerous for the artists, the crew and the audience.
“Our team worked tirelessly to find a solution, but due to heavy ground movement overnight, structural engineers indicated that the staging was not safe, which meant that our two shows sold out this weekend must be postponed and rescheduled.
“We are heartbroken about this and we know it will upset many of you who have traveled all over the place. We are also devastated.
“More information about the concerts will be relayed in due course, so please keep your tickets. “
Earlier this week, the venue canceled Rag’n’Bone Man and James’ shows at short notice due to bad weather affecting stage construction.
Heritage Live said at the time: “We know there is so much disappointment and frustration about shows that don’t go, questions about why a decision was made so late and so on. following.
“There is only one reason we would cancel a show and that is everyone’s safety.
“There is no margin for error, no risk involved.”